I am the only one who feels this way about the iPad? That there's just no need for it. I don't see any reason to buy it nor do I anticipate any future need for it. I simply couldn't imagine any situation that would call for an iPad. Of course die hardcore mac fans will be lining up outside the stores to buy it just because apple made it. But how many of those people are really out there? I've heard talk of the iPad battling the Kindle. But the iPad is not a Kindle. The screen of a Kindle is designed to look like ink on paper. You can stare at it for hours on end without your eyes getting tired. The iPad is a backlit LCD screen - just like your iPhone. That's all the iPad is, just a stretched out iPod touch. Try staring at your iPhone screen for 3 hours continuously. The Kindle can be used for weeks without being charged (as long as you're not using the wireless), and there's no way an iPad can claim even half that battery life. I just can't imagine why anybody in a boardroom meeting would raise their hand and say, "I think we should create a tablet computer/palm pilot and call it the iPad"